President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Retina Update

Retina Update: Looking Forward: the Next Decade in Retina

Featuring the 10th Annual J. Arch McNamara Memorial Lecture

Saturday, December 5, 2020 / 8:00 a.m. - 11:oo a.m. ET


Program Chairs:
M. Ali Khan, MD and Allen Chiang, MD

Conference Description:

The year 2020 ushered in a new decade, one of promise and one of new challenges. With novel technologies, therapeutics, and Phase III clinical trial results on the horizon, ophthalmologists need to understand how to incorporate these advances into clinical care. We will discuss the latest advances in the management of inherited and acquired retinal diseases and evidence for emerging new technologies, including gene therapy, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and robotic surgery. Moreover, the webinar will highlight special challenges affecting the ophthalmology and retina community, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss important new advances in the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment/prevention of eye diseases.
  • Identify basic and clinical vision research that can be transformed into improved clinical care.
  • Assess the role of new technologies in the evaluation and treatment of eye diseases.
  • Describe factors that impact the effective delivery of the highest quality eye care for the public.
  • Identify clinical, scientific, and ethical issues confronting the profession.
  • Obtain information and tools through multiple facets to help ophthalmologists deliver high and efficient quality of care.

Wills Eye Faculty

M. Ali Khan, MD
Allen Chiang, MD

AGENDA FOR CONFERENCE (Available for download)


Accreditation Statement
Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to its physicians. Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Wills Eye Hospital that the information presented at Wills Eye Hospital's CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific and clinical evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, Wills Eye Hospital will provide information that Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made available on the website, in the activity Program/Proceedings, and will be available for download

Claiming CME Credit
After the conclusion of the activity, attendees will receive an email with a link to a brief request for credit survey. Learners will have up to six weeks to claim CME credit. If you have any questions, please contact the Wills Eye Hospital Department of CME at 215.440.3168 or at